A Photo a Day

March 31, 2004

New York: “Street Art”

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 10:56 pm

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The advertisement of a New York artist. Interestingly, I have seen such painted cows convene in Luxembourg a while ago. Maybe, I find a photo of this one’s “colleagues”…

March 30, 2004

New York by Night: Greenwich Village

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 6:55 pm

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Greenwich Village - or just “the village” - really comes to life at night. Pubs, bars, night-life and trendy shops seem to never close.

March 29, 2004

Madeira: “won’t melt”

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 4:16 pm

Snow Man on Madeira (Portugal).
Ever thought about the shortness of life when seeing a snowman? This specimen is made of concrete…
Seen on Madeira (Portugal).

Edited: Please note, there now is a special gallery with 50 photos from Madeira

March 28, 2004

New York: “Peace Bus”

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 5:48 am

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Just an advertisement or a political statement? Is it art or just bad taste? Sometimes it’s hard to draw the line…

March 27, 2004

Colombia: ship-wrecked?

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 7:53 am

rusty motor boat under a a palm tree, San Andres (Colombia)
An old boat lying in the grass under a palm tree. Seen on San Andrés (Colombia).

March 26, 2004

Madeira: “Island of Flowers”

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 5:48 pm

Blossoms and trees, Madeira, Portugal, Photo: Laurenz Bobke

On Madeira, wherever you find a house, there’s also a garden. Easy to understand that Madeira is also called the “island of flowers”.

Edited: Please note, there now is a special gallery with 50 photos from Madeira

March 25, 2004

Guatemala: Lago Atitlan

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 5:56 am

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Lago Atitilan a huge (and beautiful) lake in Guatemala.

March 24, 2004

Costa Rica: not a luxurious place…

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 10:15 pm

cheap hotel in Costa Rica

but a nice atmosphere. Hostal “Tica Linda” in the center of San Jose.

March 23, 2004

Madeira: view from Cabo Girao

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 6:11 am

view from Cabo Girao Madeira (Portugal)

According to our guidebook the cliffs of Cabo Girão are the second highest in the world.
A beautiful viewpoint.

Edited: Please note, there now is a special gallery with 50 photos from Madeira

March 22, 2004

Madeira: “Levada”

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 10:52 pm

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One special attraction of walking on Madeira are the so-called “levadas” canals carrying water to remote fields.
They are easy enough to follow and sometimes you can even walk on the levada itself.

Edited: Please note, there now is a special gallery with 50 photos from Madeira

March 21, 2004

Madeira: Foggy Woods

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 9:31 pm

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“Madeira” means “wood” in Portuguese - and even today large parts of the island are covered by woods.
Nowadays, most of the woods are mainly Eucalyptus (gum) trees, whereas the native laurel trees are only restricted to small part of the inner island.
In any case, it’s nice to walk here, although the whether may change any minute and fog may close in on you very rapidly.

Edited: Please note, there now is a special gallery with 50 photos from Madeira

March 20, 2004

Madeira: Aloe

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 8:12 pm

Aloe, Madeira (Portugal). Photo: Laurenz Bobke
Aloe-plant in Santana, Madeira.

Edited: Please note, there now is a special gallery with 50 photos from Madeira

March 19, 2004

Japan: Lake and Torii

Japan: red Torii in Fuji Hakone

Ashino-ko lake is a crater lake and only a few thousand years old.
On it’s shores, there’s a small red Torii which is illuminated at night.

Reflection of  a Torii in  Ashino-ko lake, Fuji Hakone, Japan. Photo: Laurenz Bobke

March 18, 2004

Malta: salt pans

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 7:32 pm

Salt Pans, Xwieni Bay, Gozo. Poto: laurenz Bobke.
The salt pans in Xwieni Bay (Gozo, Malta) are in use even today

March 17, 2004

Colombia: Beach of San Andrés

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 9:26 pm

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Under a palm tree: beach of San Andrés

March 15, 2004

Mexico: Acapulco

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 6:48 pm

Acapulco Beach, Mexico. Foto: L. Bobke
The beach of Acapulco (Mexico)

Scanner Software - update may solve problems

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 6:36 pm

When my slide scanner (Minolta Dimage II) started generating strange error messages and very often completely refused to cooperate, I was tempted to just replace it.
Then, I thought better of it and looked for a software update.
Couldn’t find anything on http://konicaminolta.com/
Even searching the site did not bring me to a download section.
So I wrote a short mail and was positively surprised when I received an answer 2 days later.
The mail by Minolta contained a link to driver update and my scanner has functioned very well ever since.
So, before dishing out that money for an expensive repair or a new scanner, you might want to try a software update first.

Laurenz

March 14, 2004

Madeira: Town Square of Camacha

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 6:08 am

Dorfplatz von Camacha, Madeira (Portugal). Foto: L. Bobke
Town Square of Camacha Madeira (Portugal)..
Camacha is well known as the village of “basket makers”.

Edited: Please note, there now is a special gallery with 50 photos from Madeira

March 13, 2004

Madeira: Like cat and dog?

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 8:32 am

a cat and a dog sleeping, Madeira, Foto: L. BobkeSeen on Madeira (Portugal).

Edited: Please note, there now is a special gallery with 50 photos from Madeira

March 12, 2004

Andalusia: Generalife, Granada

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 11:24 pm

Generalife, Granada, Foto: L. Bobke
A view from the gardens of the Generalife in Granada, Andalusia.
The Alhambra and the Generalife actually make up one complex, but the summer palace of the Nasride dynasty is much less known than the Alhambra.
A pity as the beautiful garden are exactly the right spot to relax a bit and recover from the stress of the multitudes visiting the palaces. This place has water basins, fountains, palm, cypress and orange trees, abundant flowers and a breathtaking view.

March 11, 2004

Andalusia: the Mezquita (mosque) of Cordoba

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 10:01 pm

Mosque/Cathedral of  Cordoba, Andalusia, Spain. Photo: Laurenz Bobke
The Mezquita (mosque) of Cordoba is an architectural wonder, even today, although building a Cathedral in its center did not exactly improve it.
Even the emperor Carlos (Charles) V is said to have commented as follows: “You have destroyed something unique in the world and built something that can be found anywhere.”
Well, nice quote, but after all it was Carlos himself who had ordered the construction of the cathedral.
Still, the maze of columns is breathtakingly beautiful.

March 10, 2004

Chinese Chess

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 6:01 am

Chinesisches Schach, in Wuhan.
At first glance, the similarities between Chinese and Western Chess are obvious:
There are 64 squares, but Chinese chess is played on the lines between them.
The broad line in the center symbolises the yellow river.
Like in Western chess, there are 16 pieces with different rank and capabilities.
Instead of a king, there’s a “general”. The “general” can not only be captured like in normal chess, but actually taken (like in some fast chess variations).
This game is very popular. Here you can see an unused board, the two players on the left actually play on the next board.

March 8, 2004

Germany: Autumn…

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 7:16 pm

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seen in Wiesbaden, Deutschland.

March 7, 2004

Japanese Cemetary

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 11:49 pm

Japanese Cemetary: Photo: Laurenz Bobke
A very quiet atmosphere.

March 6, 2004

Andalusia: Nerja 2

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 9:38 pm

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An aloe plant in Nerja, Andalusia.

March 5, 2004

Andalusia: Nerja

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 10:26 pm

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Nerja, a pretty town in Andalusia (Southern Spain). Most buildings are still in the traditional style, but there already are many new bungalows built by foreigners.

March 4, 2004

Indonesia: Rice Paddy on Bali

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 6:07 am

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A small shed in a rice paddy. Northern Bali, Indonesia.

March 3, 2004

Religions of the World

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 9:42 pm

Religions of the World
There also is a special gallery on “religions of the World” at my Online Photo Galleries.

March 2, 2004

China: Stone Forest

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 10:06 pm

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Near Kunming, there is a famous “stone forest” - high rocks and boulders that actually look like a wood or forest.
In between there are many beautiful spots with romantic pools and flowers.
Needless to say that many tourist groups come her…

March 1, 2004

Japan: Miyajima

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 5:58 am

miyajima or miya-jima (Japan, near Hiroshima), floating torii
Miyajima is renowned as one of the most beautiful attractions in Japan. In the background you can see the famous “floating torii”, the entrance to the Itsukushi Shrine, that stands inthe water at high tide.



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